This year I didn’t ride so well in the Rail jam but took 1st in the Big Air Kicker Contest!
Liverpool Wakepark hosted me for a week of coaching and filming, check it out!
Family Creative wanted to create an action sports piece that looked at the surrounding environment of the athletes – unlike any other board sport we felt that Wakeboarding (cable) had an interesting contrast between the water and the land.
Solid shapes and parallel lines mixed with the flowing water of the lake – they started to look at how the water breaks apart any sort of geometric shot. The movement of the riders in contrast to the lines of the cable, so on and so forth. System 2 cable riding has revolutionized the sport, with an encouraging amount of growth all over the world and especially the UK – riders can get on the water in areas where they couldn’t with a boat.
They invited 3 riders that play a big part of the UK rail riding scene and have always been at the forefront of features riding on System 2 to get involved with our project. All based in the South, they hit up Matt Crowhurst who gathered his team mates from Ultra Sport Europe – CK Koester and Lee DeBuse. They think they did pretty damn well.
“Gotta love the action sport world for chance meetings and the joys of festival and beer based networking. Meeting Dave and Andi then our random big plans taking shape like this with a couple of my favorite riders and team mates onboard is pretty awesome!”
Riding by Matt Crowhurst, CK Koester, Lee Debuse
Music by Royal Blood – Out of the Black (We do not own the rights to this song, support the artist and go buy the track!)
Sound by Dan Yates (Cloudbreak Creative)
Filmed, Edited and Produced by family-creative.co.uk
Aerial by Highline Media (Our lovely aerial partners!) highlinemedia.co.uk
“Team OBrien and Neff riders, CK Koester and Matt Crowhuest have every reason to be sessioning the new for 2013 Unit Parktech quarter pipe at Liquid Leisure. The fact that it’s been well over a year for Matt, that this is the only such obstacle in the south, it’s the new an improved shape by Unit. Oh and there’s a rather large contest coming to town on this thing as part of Liquids Plastic Playgrounds – King Of Vert!
Aside from all of this and most important reason of all, it is so much fun. This is the boys dipping a toe so expect to see a whole lot more with their next session!
I am lucky enough to not only be the first featured rider in the 45 Gallons of Fun series, but also am proud to have produced it. Find out what its all about in the description bellow.
45 Gallons Of Fun is a brand new video series from Liverpool Wake Park. The idea is to push riders to create unique setups and hit features they have never seen before. Liverpool Wake Park provides the wake park, all their normal features plus a whole load of props, including 45 gallon oil barrels, a missile, pipes, rails, etc. The riders come to the park and create fun and unique features and film a video edit. While the riders are there they will also ride and coach at a Friday Night Jam with Liverpool’s local riders and members. It is a fun series designed to progress the sport and test riders imagination and ability! There is no real prize, just the feeling of doing something new, different and fun. Liverpool Wake Park officially invites pro riders and teams to come up and see what they can make.
That is basically what the last few days have consisted of for Myself, Lee Debuse and Matt Crowhurst. To say it has been intense is an understatement, 2 days, 14hrs of wakeboarding, double that in footage, 8hrs of driving, plenty of eating and minimal sleep. The answer to that equation is some pretty dead wakeboarders, but i cannot lie its been awesome and the footage will tell the tale perfectly. Be excited it shouldn’t take too long, in the mean time check out a small selection of iPhone shots from the trip and the links to the guys making the edit Family Creative – Family’s Vimeo
I’m super happy to announce that for the 2014 period and hopefully more I will be supported by Neff Headwear
Check out Neff’s Website for all the funky fresh new clothes, hats, watches and much more!
Issue 5 is out now check it out now at Hybrid Wake Mag
Heres my O’Brien advert riding the 2014 Paradigm and Nomad bindings buy it now at Jbski shop
Here are the shots from our winter shoot for Hybrid Wakeboard Magazine in a local drainage ditch.
Riders: CK Koester, Matt Crowhurst, Lee Debuse & Ollie Moore Photos: Paul Buttle & Jake Lewis